Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1936 - Akers Mekaniske Verksted A/S, Oslo|
|Owner||Fred Olsen & Co, Oslo|
|Date of attack||30 May 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)|
|Position||14° 15'N, 54° 30'W - Grid EE 6467|
|Complement||30 (9 dead and 21 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Pernambuco|
|Cargo||2700 tons of general cargo and 316 bags of mail|
|History||Completed in November 1936 |
|Notes on event|
At 06.51 hours on 30 May 1942 the unescorted Baghdad was hit by a torpedo from U-155, which caused the stern gun to fell over, killed eight men and injured several others badly. Shortly after two lifeboats had been lowered, another torpedo hit in the middle of the ship and she sank within minutes east of Martinique. One of the injured men died later in a lifeboat. Both boats managed to reach Grenada between 3 and 5 June 1942.
|On board||We have details of 30 people who were on board.|
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